Saturday Recommendations: WOODPECKER, NOT YOUR TYPICAL BIGFOOT MOVIE

By tully | "Boredom at Its Boredest" by Michael Tully March 8, 2008 at 3:27AM

Saturday Recommendations: WOODPECKER, NOT YOUR TYPICAL BIGFOOT MOVIE
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As usual, I don't have much time to be online, but I wanted to point you in the direction of my review of Alex Karpovsky's Woodpecker over at Hammer to Nail. I can't recommend this hilarious and sad hybrid movie enough. It's really something else.

Before I go, I wanted to let everyone know of another film that might be misunderstood on the surface but that deserves serious consideration. Jay Delaney's Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie. I don't know why this was placed in the 'Round Midnight category, for that implies it's some wacky Bigfoot lark poking fun at dumb rednecks. It is not. It is much, much, much, much more than that. Delaney has subjects and situations that are ripe for condescension, but he never lets the film veer into that territory. That said, it's impossible not to find humor in a lot of this material. But the film gradually takes a turn into realms of naked sadness that took my breath away and left me quietly shaken. Do yourself a favor, hold out on going to that party until after you've seen Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie.

Time to eat before another long day of movie watching...

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